Ghost vs. Pat 39 wwyd?

Mkbtank

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Ghost vs. Pat 39 wwyd?

I like cutting the 4 ball towards the 9 ball here. Looks like a lot of good things can happen with little downside. Load the cb up with low left hand spin and pinch draw your cb.


This is my first and most likely selected shot from your WWGD series.



I would back-cut the 4 ball using pocket speed, but plenty of draw and a bit of left on the cue ball. My two main objectives with this shot would be to put another ball down by my hole and leave my opponent with hopefully a game losing decision.



I've left a very low percentage back cut for the other player, he also has to decide if he just going to slow roll it and hope to duck behind my up rail cluster, or hit the one ball firmly with confidence and barrel though my cluster.



That simple 4 ball shot should lead to 3-5 balls on anything he does aggressively and fails.



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Good shot and if I didn’t shoot the 5 railer for fun and was just playing smart (very rarely lol) this is actually what I would shoot.
 

baby huey

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Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like a rail first shot to the three ball might just work.
 

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I like thinning the 1 ball on the left side sending it to the rail behind the 2 ball and 2 railing the cue ball back to the lower pocket. Looks like if hit well the 1 ball and the 3 ball will end up near your pocket.

From there your opponent would be forced to shoot at the 4 ball with no chance of position.

The shot all depends it there is clearance around the 15 ball.

Bill S.
 

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There’s a big wall to hide behind, so the three ball combo might be good. 1-2-5
Jim, not sure if it would be my final choice, but this is the shot that I saw and liked...although, I think the natural angle (fuller hit on the 1) to get the cueball to end up in the cluster as we would want...would dictate to us to have the 2ball go into the long rail, and then, cutting the 3ball in, or close.

- Ghost
 

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I'm in the camp of those who suggest cutting the four and drawing the cue ball back to the right side rail. This should be a very safe option and create quite a bit of difficulty for the suc,,, r..I mean opponent.

One other option I like and I think it might have been mentioned, roll the cue ball into the 1-13 and drift the cue ball onto the 2 ball.

Tom
 

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It's early in the game, and you have the superior position, by a large margin. Anything that detracts from that, has to be a mistake, in my mind.
I like several of the shots, but the simplest shot, seems to me, to be the best , Cut the 4 in, or at my hole, and come back behind all the blocking balls . If I made the 4 ,I would probably be closer to the rail and might have a little better angle, to shoot the 3 ball combo, pilot and ghost mentioned, and put the cueball behind the stack.
I can't get to a diamond table right now, but can the 5 railer come short?
I might shoot it if it did , but in my mind, it can only be hit long ,into the stack , which I would not want to do, you might bump the end ball out and your opponent gets a shot, and runs out on you , {it's happened so many times to me, in 55 years, that I believe there is a 5 rail " punishment" law in effect, whenever there are more than 3 balls in play.}
A Chinese voice comes out of the corner of the room, Ahhaaa pool dude , you likee 5 railer , see how you likee this!
 
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It's early in the game, and you have the superior position, by a large margin. Anything that detracts from that, has to be a mistake, in my mind.
I like several of the shots, but the simplest shot, seems to me, to be the best , Cut the 4 in, or at my hole, and come back behind all the blocking balls . If I made the 4 ,I would probably be closer to the rail and might have a little better angle, to shoot the 3 ball combo, pilot and ghost mentioned, and put the cueball behind the stack.
I can't get to a diamond table right now, but can the 5 railer come short?
I might shoot it if it did , but in my mind, it can only be hit long ,into the stack , which I would not want to do, you might bump the end ball out and your opponent gets a shot, and runs out on you , {it's happened so many times to me, in 55 years, that I believe there is a 5 rail " punishment" law in effect, whenever there are more than 3 balls in play.}
A Chinese voice comes out of the corner of the room, Ahhaaa pool dude , you likee 5 railer , see how you likee this!
I believe in all of your logic here. My choice also would be cutting the four ball.
 

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I like cutting the 4 ball towards the 9 ball here. Looks like a lot of good things can happen with little downside. Load the cb up with low left hand spin and pinch draw your cb.
This is the shot I like also. Keith
 

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seems like the rail first on the 3 leads to a few balls and is very playable
 

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This is my first and most likely selected shot from your WWGD series.

I would back-cut the 4 ball using pocket speed, but plenty of draw and a bit of left on the cue ball. My two main objectives with this shot would be to put another ball down by my hole and leave my opponent with hopefully a game losing decision.

I've left a very low percentage back cut for the other player, he also has to decide if he just going to slow roll it and hope to duck behind my up rail cluster, or hit the one ball firmly with confidence and barrel though my cluster.

That simple 4 ball shot should lead to 3-5 balls on anything he does aggressively and fails.

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This is my shot and you can't pay me to shoot anything else. I don't care who my opponent is. That's my final answer.
 

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of course the first shot that pops out ot me brother Mitch already called, the 5 railer is almost sitting pretty, it would carom off of 5 or combo into 5.

However, 2 other shots I really like and would potentially play instead of the 5-railer:

1) the 3 ball combo, 125, draw a little and end up behind the stack

2) 3 rail long on the farthest stripe to the left. Stick the CB right there in the stack.
 

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I believe the five railer is going to hit the one. Sorry Mitch and Cincy!
 

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How about trying to protect the position as much as possible?
Nice idea, but to get the CB there, it has to be pretty precise. You could easily sell out one of those balls down there and if you do, you put him close enough to his work where he may run a few.

best to leave distance when you can, my 2 cents ~
 

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I am slow rolling into the 9 sending the 11 off the 7 into the 3 with the 11 ending up close to the hole if not making it. The cue ball should hit the 15 and end up by the opponents pocket. The 15 will help block a bank.
 

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I am slow rolling into the 9 sending the 11 off the 7 into the 3 with the 11 ending up close to the hole if not making it. The cue ball should hit the 15 and end up by the opponents pocket. The 15 will help block a bank.

Yep, that's yet another one of the many choices available here...

And the shot that Pat shot, hasn't even been mentioned yet...:eek:


- Ghost
 
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